my pregnant molly

Discussion in 'Molly' started by iamatrini, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. iamatriniNew MemberMember

    i need to know if she is ready to give birth and what i need to do. :'(, kinda stressing out myself. this is the first time i have her pregnant, and i recently got her. please help me

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  2. kitty2234Valued MemberMember

    Hi iamatrini,

    She can look incrediable pregnant for over 1 week, depending on her age and how many fry she is carrying. She is also likely to give birth every 3 weeks, for around 6 to 8 times. This can occur even without a male in the tank.

    I have noticed that this is a good time to NOT overfeed her. I have had a few that were due to deliver and I think that overfeeding them at that time can make delivering much harder on them. (I lost a few pregnant females).

  3. Lexi03Well Known MemberMember

    Hello! Welcome to Fishlore!

    If you could fill out your aquarium info it would help other members give you the best advise. If you click on the blue bar at the top of the page that says My Settings, you should see a tab that says edit aquarium info.

    What size tank is she in? Are there any other fish? Do you plan on keeping the fry?

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    iamatriniNew MemberMember

    pH is 6.5. and i dont have a test kit :'( and yess i would love to keep the babies. but i dont want any of my fishes eating them

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  5. catsma_97504Fishlore LegendMember

    Welcome to Fishlore.

    I am assuming that your tank size is 70Liters, and not 70Gallons as your temperature is in Celsius. With this in mind, having angelfish and bala sharks there will be no survivors if kept in the same tank. In fact, 70 liters works out to about 19 gallons. A tank this size is too small for a single angel or the shark. Do you have another tank for them?

    Good luck.
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    iamatriniNew MemberMember

    yes i have one for the fry(if i get any) and the bala shark and the angelfish are both very young and small. and yes it is in litres and in Celsius
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    iamatriniNew MemberMember

    she looks super huge compared to before and now her scales are not as usual as the are now sort of poking out. hope i get sum babies soon:;banaman

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    iamatriniNew MemberMember

    she died . no fry were born. :mad: :(
  10. Lexi03Well Known MemberMember

    Sorry you lost your fish, If her scales where sticking out, that sounds more like dropsy then pregnancy.
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    kimooreValued MemberMember

    agreed. sorry for your loss. Just for future reference, if you would like to keep fry, i suggest getting some floating plants, (living or silk, your call,) to provide cover for the fry. I am on my second batch of Balloon Molly fry. The first time I didnt have any cover and was only able to save 9, this time, (with cover,) 25-30. And their still coming!!!!

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